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The Prehabilitation Program aims to optimize health prior to surgery to create physiologic and psychosocial resilience to protect against stress, deconditioning, complications, and chronic morbidity that may occur as a result of surgery. At the patient's first visit, they will be seen by a prehab program team member who will assess mobility, fitness, and overall health. They will then receive individualized prehab programming that may include exercise, nutritional support, psychosocial support, education, smoking cessation support, and/or medical care. Prehab sessions may occur at home (by phone or virtually) or in our clinic. The prehab team may communicate with other surgical and medical health professionals in the patient's circle of care to ensure that programming is appropriate to their condition and expected outcomes.
The following assessments may be included for prehab program patients:
Depending on the patients' needs, prehab services may include:
The prehab team will provide patients with information on how to prepare for specific prehab appointments.
For initial assessments, it is helpful for patients to bring:
For exercise testing or training sessions, patients should arrive in comfortable clothing and footwear that do not restrict your movement. This will make exercising easier. If you use a walking aid such as a cane or walker, please bring this to your appointment. It is also advised that you bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated during any exercise sessions. Bottles can be re-filled on-site.
For consultations with the dietitian or psychologist, a record or log of food or behaviours or emotions may be requested.
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You will be contacted with information about your first appointment.
Please bring the following to your appointment. Not all of these items may be needed for your appointment. Our clinic or your referring doctor will let you know what you must bring.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
When you arrive, you will sign in with the receptionist. You will need your health card (OHIP card) to sign-in. If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
You may be given a Measuring Health Equity Questionnaire to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have. The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you choose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 30 minutes. We do everything we can to stay on time but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may delay your appointment.
At the end of your first appointment, the nurse or doctor will give you a contact list for your health care team. If you don’t get a contact list, feel free to ask for it.
After every appointment, a member of your health care team will tell you about your next visit. Be sure you understand what is going to happen next. For example, know the time and place of your next visit or if someone will call you with this information.
If you are unsure about what your next steps are, don’t be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are here to help you.
We understand that reaching us by phone can sometimes be difficult. Often our phone lines are busy or are turned over to the message centre so our staff can prepare for clinic visits or help other patients. We make every effort to return your call within 24 hours. Our staff will try to reach you 2 times. If we are not able to reach you directly you may need to call us again.